How Fifth Third Bank invests in the Columbus community

Pillar Award Finalist 

Jordan A. Miller Jr., president and CEO, Fifth Third Bank

Jordan A. Miller Jr.
president and CEO
Fifth Third Bank
(614) 744-7661 |

As a long-standing supporter of the Columbus community, Fifth Third Bank — led locally by President and CEO Jordan A. Miller Jr. — has shown its commitment to the community by investing in local businesses, organizations and efforts that promote economic growth and financial education.

During the past year, the Fifth Third Central Ohio Affiliate has targeted investment in high-impact, community-based organizations, developing local and statewide alliances and partnerships, supporting philanthropic efforts within the Central Ohio community, supporting leadership development for both women and youth, and strengthening its network of leaders advocating for the community.

In the past year, Fifth Third Bank entered into a three-week campaign called “Growing Together: Make a Meal.” The campaign was held in partnership with the city of Columbus and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, in cooperation with the Institute for Active Living, the Columbus Foundation, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

The bank’s staff also committed itself to fighting hunger by devoting its annual May 3, or 5/3, celebration to volunteering. More than 90 employees volunteered at the Franklin Park Conservatory to help load cars with mulch, soil and other items needed by local groups to start gardens.

Overall, the Central Ohio affiliate of Fifth Third Bank contributed more than 22,000 meals to its cause through a variety of activities, also including monetary donations, food drives and other forms of volunteering.

Throughout its entire footprint, Fifth Third Bank provided more than 340,000 meals to those in need.